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Advice from the ERC: Staying Motivated

April 28, 2017

Editor's note: The CCD will be teaming up with the ERC to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! By Sarah Farkas, Assistant Director for Mentoring and Outreach, ERC Happy Friday, Terriers! This is the last time that I’ll be talking to you this semester, and I figured I’d end with something that you might really need right now as you face...

Internship Series: PureHope

April 26, 2017

Esther Kwon SED'19 | Education Writing Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?  EK:  researched and wrote articles about cultivating justice within sex trafficking. The main project was to complete the non-profit's annual magazine which discussed underlying themes such as purity and virtue within a Christian context. Our team of interns also accomplished subsidiary tasks of translating resources to Spanish, improving the website, and contributing to blog posts. The internship allotted substantial freedom for...

Negotiating Your Salary

April 24, 2017

By Lucy van Beever, Associate Director of Employer Relations Recently, I worked with a student trying to decide between two job offers. She preferred the position that offered her a more flexible schedule, but the pay was a little lower. I suggested, “why not try negotiating a higher salary?”  She replied with an oft-heard question…how? Negotiation is an integrative process. To negotiate successfully, you identify common goals or acceptable compromises; a “win” for you doesn’t necessarily mean...

Advice from the CCD: The Value of a BU Education

April 21, 2017

Editor's note: The CCD will be teaming up with the ERC to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager, CCD When you decided what university to attend, there were probably a lot of considerations on your mind: the academics, the location, the cost. But an important reason many of you chose BU was probably because of...

Internship Series: Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin and Associates Talent Agency

April 19, 2017

Madison Findling CFA'19 | Theatre Arts Theatrical/Equity Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? MF: I split my days between the Film/TV and Theatre divisions. I assisted the agents in each division in managing their clientele. The majority of my responsibilities included: organizing client contracts, researching new projects/auditions, sending the clients their audition appointment information, submitting actors for consideration for various projects, updating client lists, updating resumes, updating client calendars, prepping clients for their upcoming...

Making the Most of Career Counseling

April 18, 2017

By Jesse Ohrenberger, Associate Director of Counseling & Programs There are lots of services at the CCD to help you with making decisions about your academic and career development, including career counseling. But we often hear from students that they aren’t sure what to do at a career counseling appointment, or even what a career counselor does. In an earlier post, we answered the question, “What does a career counselor do?” If you’re getting ready for your...

Advice from the ERC: The Value of a BU Education

April 14, 2017

Editor's note: The CCD will be teaming up with the ERC to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! By Sarah Farkas, Assistant Director for Mentoring and Outreach, ERC As we hurdle towards the end of the semester, it’s time to look towards your summer plans (exciting!). For most of the you, at least some part of the summer will involve spending...

Internship Series: Tim Canova for Congress

April 12, 2017

Masha Vernik CAS/Pardee'19 | International Relations Deputy Field Organizer CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?  MV: My job was to knock on voters' doors and convince them to vote for Tim Canova. To do this effectively required a multitude of persuasion and tactful skills. I gave pitches tailored to an individual based on their name and the few hints I could pick up from their house and demeanor. I altered my tone and pitch in...

Handshake: Beyond the Job Search

April 10, 2017

By Corinne Montanaro, Recruiting Coordinator When you think of BU’s new career resource site, Handshake, you might first think of the thousands of internship and job postings available to BU students. But there’s a lot more to Handshake than internships and jobs! Here are a few insider tips for getting the most out of your time on Handshake. Events Click EVENTS on the left-hand navigation bar. You will see a list of upcoming events. Events include employer information sessions,

Advice from the CCD: Study Skills

April 7, 2017

Editor's note: The CCD will be teaming up with the ERC to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager, CCD There's tons of relevant, smart advice out there for you to improve your skills studying in school. You could have learned some of it from Sarah Farkas' excellent Advice from the Other Side post on study...